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Best Battery Chainsaws

Picking the chainsaw that's best for you is very important, considering they're highly powered and dangerous gardening tools. Battery chainsaws are thought to be a happy medium between their electric and petrol powered counterparts, though they do have some shortcomings.

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This type of chainsaw relies upon rechargeable battery packs, granting it a high degree of both portability and manoeuvrability. They're cordless and do not require as much engine maintenance as a petrol-powered saw, meaning they can be used for a huge range of sawing tasks.

Battery powered chainsaws are generally light and compact, work for hours, and shine when cutting small trees and doing general trimming. Depending on the product, these types of saws can match petrol saws for power, while also being far quieter and more suitable for use in urban areas.

They are typically the most expensive model of chainsaw. The main downfall of their design is the same as any battery-powered garden tool: the need to recharge the battery. But with modern technology and proper maintenance, this impact is negligible.

Battery chainsaws can be used for a range of cutting projects. If you intend to use yours for lighter pruning or as a hedge trimmer, a bar length of up to 40 cm (16") would be appropriate. Medium chainsaw work, like small tree felling, trimming and cross-cutting, should use a bar up to 50 cm (20") in length. For all other heavy sawing, like tree-felling, saw-log prep and milling, a bar longer than 50 cm is usually required.

Safety is an important consideration for all chainsaws. Make sure you're properly equipped with head, eye and ear protection, and have a pair of gloves to operate your saw. Though still very dangerous, battery-powered chainsaws have no cables and lower noise safety concerns. But, making sure your chainsaw is the right weight and size for you is critical to using it safely.

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Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless OCS1825

Ryobi One+ 18V Cordless OCS1825

3.8 from 10 reviews

Latest review: I have a lot of Ryobi 18v tools and they are mostly very good. I've had this chainsaw for about a year and it's great for small jobs. It's light enough to be used one handed up a ladder (probably not

Price (RRP) $159.00

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    3.9 (9)
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    4.0 (9)
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    4.8 (9)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.1 (9)
  • Safety
    4.1 (9)
  • Bar Length25 cm
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Voltage 18 V
Stihl MSA 220 C-B

Stihl MSA 220 C-B

5.0 from 4 reviews

Latest review: The 220C-B is a solid performer, I cleaned up a fallen 350mm diameter semi-dry Redgum using 4 batteries and 3 bar oil refill’s. Chain must be kept sharp and let the saw do the w

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    5.0 (4)
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    5.0 (4)
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Stihl GTA 26 Garden Pruner

Stihl GTA 26 Garden Pruner

5.0 from 3 reviews

Latest review: Great versatile chain saw i was using to cut branches up to 75mm on gum trees Cuts quickly but you can't put too much downward pressure on blade or you will stop it, just let it do its own

Price (RRP) $249.00

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    5.0 (2)
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    5.0 (2)
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    5.0 (2)
  • Bar Length10 cm
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 10.8 V
Stihl MSA 120

Stihl MSA 120

5.0 from 3 reviews

Latest review: Was recommended this model by their agent in ATV in Cooroy, QLD, as have had their petrol version for over 7 years which is somewhat heavier and does not agree with my "Covid elbow", do not play

Price (RRP) $339.00

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    5.0 (2)
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    5.0 (2)
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    5.0 (2)
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    5.0 (2)
  • Bar Length31 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Noise Level 83 dB
  • Uses Pruning
Victa Vforce+ 40Volt

Victa Vforce+ 40Volt

5.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: unbelievable that a battery powered chainsaw has so much power. dont have to muck around with mixing fuel, i have 2 batteries and i can fill my gator tray full of wood. Ive cut 16" cuts. Its light

Makita DUC254Z

Makita DUC254Z

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: Just spent the day with the Makita DUC254z cordless top handle chainsaw .The need for this unit was the 40 meters of Cypress hedges are too tall at 4.1 m . I have no problems with the mild trimming

EGO CS1400E

EGO CS1400E

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: i have a large sthil and a mid sized sthil petorl saw as well as the electric sthil so i have something to compare to, i almost always reach for the Ego as its simply easy, it cuts and cuts, say

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    5.0 (1)
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Black & Decker 18V Li-Ion 25cm Chainsaw GKC1825L20-XE

Black & Decker 18V Li-Ion 25cm Chainsaw GKC1825L20-XE

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I had already wasted heaps on 2 poor quality battery chain saws from China so was very wary before trying again. However, this saw exceeded all my expectations. It is light, powerful and very easy

  • Bar Length25 cm
  • FeaturesTool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 18 V
Husqvarna 120i

Husqvarna 120i

5.0 from 1 review

Latest review: I've previously reviewed another battery-powered chainsaw (Black & Decker's GKC 1820 L-XE) and rated it highly. I extolled its virtues for light work on a small rural property; and back then (early

Price (RRP) $567.00

  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Chain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Noise Level 101 dB
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 36 V
Makita DUC302Z Cordless Chainsaw

Makita DUC302Z Cordless Chainsaw

4.7 from 3 reviews

Latest review: I have 3 chainsaws - 2 are petrol (62cc and 32cc). The Makita is the one I always go to first. I think that is mainly because it's cordless - no mixing fuel and it's quiet. But the 302 is also great.

Price (RRP) $379.00

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    4.7 (3)
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    4.0 (3)
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    5.0 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.3 (3)
  • Safety
    4.0 (3)
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesTool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Noise Level 74 dB
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Voltage 18 V
Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPK-218

Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPK-218

4.7 from 3 reviews

Latest review: Was using B&D products for many years, now with their new battery format (just a plug change!!!) decided to try Ozito as have few corded ones which are not bad. This saw is very good engineered,

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    4.5 (2)
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    4.5 (2)
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    5.0 (2)
  • Safety
    4.0 (2)
  • Bar Length20 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 18 V
AEG ACS18BS6

AEG ACS18BS6

4.6 from 7 reviews

Latest review: Great small firewood and pruning saw. It exceeded my expectations and I have hardly used my petrol saw since buying this. It's light, well balanced and smooth so it's easy on your arms. It's

Price (RRP) $399.00

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    4.4 (5)
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    4.2 (5)
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    5.0 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (5)
  • Safety
    5.0 (4)
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting and Tree felling, sawlog prep, and milling
Ozito PXC 18V PXCCSK-418

Ozito PXC 18V PXCCSK-418

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Lovely and lightweight. Cuts surprisingly well for a small battery saw. I just leave it at the foot of my back seat and grab it when I see a fallen limb which I quickly cut up for firewood and throw

Price (RRP) $199.00

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    5.0 (2)
  • Bar Length25 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Chain Brake
  • Noise Level 98 dB
  • Uses Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Voltage 18 V
Husqvarna 536Li XP

Husqvarna 536Li XP

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: I purchase this over 3 years ago to replace a similar sized petrol chainsaw. I will never go back to a petrol model. It gives about the same cutting time as a petrol tank using the larger 9ah

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    4.0 (1)
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Black & Decker 18V Cordless CCS818

Black & Decker 18V Cordless CCS818

4.5 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Have had one of these for some years now. Absolutely brilliant for cutting firewood for campfires. Our camping friends leave their petrol saws in their campers while the B&D goes to work. Battery

  • Bar Length46 cm
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 18 V
Stihl MSA 140C

Stihl MSA 140C

4.0 from 2 reviews

Latest review: Good machine, cuts small trees and branches very well with a small cut. Not good on trees over 225mm. Recharging batteries takes 2/3 hours, far too long. With 2 batteries you have around 40 minutes

  • Build Quality
    4.0 (1)
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    2.0 (1)
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    5.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (1)
  • Safety
    5.0 (1)
  • Bar Length30.5 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Voltage 36 V
Stihl MSA 160 C / MSA 160 C-BQ

Stihl MSA 160 C / MSA 160 C-BQ · includes 2 listings

3.8 from 9 reviews

Latest review: This chainsaw performs like a petrol driven chainsaw only it is a lot lighter to handle. I used this saw for the first time on our travels through NSW and QLD, we free camp the majority of the time

Price (RRP) $399.00

  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesChain Brake and Tool-free Chain Tensioning
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 36 V
Bosch 12V Cordless Easy Cut 06033C9040

Bosch 12V Cordless Easy Cut 06033C9040

3.5 from 6 reviews

Latest review: A while ago, I bought a low-cost mini chainsaw and am quite happy with it. The only fault is that the chain comes loose after a while no matter how hard the locking screw is tightened. So, I thought

Price (RRP) $199.00

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    4.5 (4)
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    4.3 (4)
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    4.0 (4)
  • Safety
    4.3 (4)
  • Bar Length30 cm
  • FeaturesAnti-Vibration System and Carrying Case Included
  • Noise Level 86 dB
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 12 V
Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPS-018

Ozito 18V Cordless Pole Pruner PXCPPS-018

3.1 from 9 reviews

Latest review: easy to start. used on small branches 2 -3 cm. Aside from leaking oil , the problem is a chain saw which becomes loose after adjustment locking and brief use .innovative

  • Build Quality
    3.5 (6)
  • Value for Money
    3.5 (6)
  • Ease of Use
    2.8 (6)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.5 (6)
  • Safety
    3.3 (6)
  • Bar Length20 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication
  • Uses Pruning
  • Voltage 18 V
AEG ACS58LI401

AEG ACS58LI401

3.0 from 6 reviews

Latest review: Battery lasts 20-30 mins. Cuts decent logs but doesnt have the power of a petrol saw. It worked pretty well for a while but mine failed after 8 months of use. Warranty is worthless... I was told $200

Price (RRP) $660.00

  • Build Quality
    3.0 (4)
  • Value for Money
    2.0 (4)
  • Ease of Use
    3.7 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.0 (3)
  • Safety
    4.3 (3)
  • Bar Length40 cm
  • FeaturesAutomatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication and Chain Brake
  • Uses Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting
  • Voltage 58 V
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